TEENAGE PREGNANCY AS A MENACE OF DROP-OUT FROM SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS: COUNSELLING INTERVENTION
Akanni, Olurotimi O. (Ph. D) & Feyisetan, Christianah T
This paper looked into teenage pregnancy as a menace of drop-out from secondary schools in Ibadan metropolis and also counseling intervention to curb the menace. Teenage pregnancy is rampant in our society nowadays because girl teenagers became pregnant between the ages of 13 and 19 years which is abnormal compared to the normal ages of married women. This study reviewed the concept of teenager, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, causes of teenage pregnancy, influence of Girls teenage pregnancy on their dropout rate from secondary schools and counselling interventions. It was however discovered that factors such as: social media, peer pressure, absent parents, drugs and alcohol, low socio economic status amongst others causes the menace of Girl’s teenage pregnancy which adversely leads to their drop-out from various secondary schools. Based on this premise, the following counselling interventions were made i.e the parents should monitor the development of their teenagers most especially their girl’s teenager and also communicate the dangers of teenage pregnancy to them. The secondary schools managements should organize workshop or seminars for the teenagers on teenage pregnancy and it’s implication on their academic performance.